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Finding Aid for the Dorothy Oldham Collection (MUM00343)

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Finding Aid for the Dorothy Oldham Collection

Descriptive Summary

Title: Dorothy Oldham Collection
Dates: 1953-1958 and undated
Collector: Oldham, Dorothy
Physical Extent: 1 box (0.42 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM00343
Location: General Special Collections
Language of Material: English
Abstract: The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials created by and related to Dorothy Zollicoffer Oldham.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

Collection processed by Archives and Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Kathryn Michaelis, July 2012.


No further additions are expected to this collection.

Subject Terms

Oldham family
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Family
Women -- Mississippi
Women historians -- Mississippi


manuscripts (document genre)
greeting cards

Biographical Note

Dorothy Zollicoffer Oldham (1905-1968) was the younger sister of Estelle Oldham Faulkner, wife of William Faulkner. Oldham earned a master's degree in history from the University of Mississippi, ran a soft drink and beer wholesale business, and eventually became a librarian at the University of Mississippi.

Scope and Content Note

The collection contains manuscripts, correspondence, and other materials created by and related to Dorothy Zollicoffer Oldham.

User Information

Preferred Citation

Dorothy Oldham Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The Dorothy Oldham Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

The copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) governs the making of photocopies or other reproductions of copyrighted material. Under certain conditions specified in the law, libraries and archives are authorized to furnish a photocopy or other reproduction. One of these specified conditions is that the photocopy or reproduction is not to be "used for any purpose other than private study, scholarship or research." If a user makes a request for, or later uses, a photocopy or reproduction for purposes in excess of "fair use," that user may be liable for copyright infringement.

Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

Life of Jacob Thompson (Thesis), by Dorothy Zollicoffer Oldham. Available in Special Collections and the Main Library (call number LD3411.82.O446 1930).

Separated Material

Photographs have been removed from Folder 14 and transferred to Collection Photographs for preservation.

Container List

1.1 Photographs, undated
1.2 Miscellaneous greeting cards, undated
1.3 Untitled typed manuscript, undated
1.4 Untitled typed manuscript, undated
1.5 Untitled typed manuscript, undated
1.6 "The Zollicoffer Family" by James T. Bucks, undated
1.7 Manuscript entitled "What Next? Just a Cup of Coffee," typed, undated
1.8 Manuscript entitled "What next? A Penny’s Worth," typed, undated
1.9 Untitled typed manuscript, undated
1.10 Manuscript entitled "She Tipped the Porter Two Nickels," typed, undated
1.11 Manuscript entitled "Look Down, Lest You Fall," typed, undated
1.12 Manuscript entitled "Flood Waters Slave of Ancient Queens," typed, undated
1.13 Manuscript entitled "The All Night Ride of the Beautiful Corpse," typed, undated
1.14 Photographs (Removed to Collection Photographs), undated
1.15 Correspondence from Robert Taft to Dorothy Oldham, 30 March 1953
1.16 Correspondence from Governor Hugh White to Dorothy Oldham, 25 January 1955
1.17 Correspondence from Mrs. Duane Boddie Morgan to Dorothy Oldham, 17 May 1958